PEOPLE Newsletter – August 30, 2021

PEOPLE Newsletter – August 30, 2021

PEOPLE Member & Partner News

Dr. Peter S. Ross to Lead a New Water Contaminants Program

Dr. Peter Ross is leading the new Healthy Waters Program at Raincoast. He will bring new focus, and new reach, to Raincoast’s efforts to safeguard salmon, whales, and people.

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Recently launched: The Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Research Excellence Network (CEC-REN)

The Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Research Excellence Network (CEC-REN) is an interdisciplinary research and innovation initiative at Queen’s University ($3.9M investment from Ontario with additional industry and in-kind investment totaling $11.8M). Congratulations to Principal Investigator & Scientific Director Dr. Pascale Champagne and her team!

CEC website:

Twitter: @Network_CEC

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Call for Abstract: First Virtual Atlantic and Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, November 1-3

The symposium is co-hosted by the Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ) and PEOPLE Network. It is to bring together professional, young researchers, and students in diverse fields of water quality management and research to present achievements and innovations in science, engineering, and policy, and further the exchange of information for public benefit between universities, consultants, industry, and government in Canada and worldwide. Call for Abstract is here (En), here (Fr).

Submit abstracts through the CAWQ symposium website or directly to by September 17, 2021.

Symposium website:

CAWQ: (English) (French)


Open Application

Food Waste Reduction Challenge: Novel Technologies – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Food Waste Reduction Challenge is currently accepting applications for Stream C (Technologies that Extend the Life of Food) and Stream D (Technologies that Transform Food Waste).

Application deadline: August 31, 2021

More information:

New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Special Call

The NFRF 2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context competition is open. This special call will fund new directions in research methodologies. Grants up to $250K.

Notice of intent due September 21, 2021.

More information:

Strategic Science Fund – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Strategic Science Fund (SSF) aims to mobilize the expertise and resources of independent, third-party science and research organizations (TPOs) to enhance Canada’s science, technology and innovation (STI) excellence. Eligible recipients are not-for-profit organizations incorporated in Canada (federally or provincially) that cannot access other federal funding programs.

Letters of intent due November 12, 2021

Competition webinar: September 21, 2021

More information:

Challenge Programs – National Research Council Canada

National Research Council Canada (NRC) is partnering with private and public sector, academia and other research organizations to advance transformative, high-risk, high-reward research that address Canadian priorities. The Government of Canada has provided $150 million over 5 years to fund NRC researchers and their innovative partners from post-secondary institutions and businesses on multi-party research and development (R&D) programs. An additional $15 million in funding will address R&D needs in the fight against COVID-19.

Learn more about opportunities for collaboration in the following areas: Pandemic Response, Materials for Clean Fuels, High-throughput and Secure Networks, Artificial Intelligence for Design, Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy, Aging in Place, Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors, Arctic and Northern, Applied Quantum Computing.

Position available: Research Associate, University of Manitoba

The Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), one of the largest research centres at the University of Manitoba, is seeking full-time Research Associate. Job advertisement is here .

Apply to Dr. Gary Stern:

Start Date: Winter 2022

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